Sunday, April 1, 2012

Here's to a new start!

This weekend was a bad one.
 Flat out bad.
I know, negativity on this blog?
 This blog is my "happy place" where I like to focus on the positive points in my life, but sometimes the not so great times kick in too. 
 Like, you'd find Jimmy hiding up in the bedroom (I'd say someone was protecting himself!) today. Lets just say I wasn't feeling so great at all- physically and mentally.
But luckily tomorrow is a new day and is calling for a fresh start.

Oh, you want to know why I am sharing this Debbie Downer post with you?
Well, mainly to inform others out there who may be in my position.
 "The Leaky Gut Syndrome" is what I have. 
In a nut shell, its fairly common for Americans to have it. (Thank you American Diet.) Basically the syndrome is where your body absorbs toxins from the food you eat because it can't process and get rid of it. "If the intestines become so bothered, irritated and inflamed getting compromised to the point of no longer working suitably, Leaky Gut Syndrome is created. The lining of the intestines actually “leak”, letting fungi, parasites, bacterium, fat, waste and undigested proteins seep into the bloodstream" source
Some symptoms include:
-memory loss and brain fog
-hair loss
-weight loss
-tummy aches
And more

Cutting out processed and harsh foods helps heal "The Leaky Gut Syndrome." It just takes time and determination to stick to a strict diet. But you will feel so much better!

If not taken care of, "The Leaky Gut Syndrome" leads to many other health issues. One being Celiac Disease. (Which I am pretty positive I may have.) Celiac Disease may cause:
-Lactose Intolerance
-weight loss
-hair loss
-missed and irregular periods
-nose bleeds
-tingling and numbness in hands and feet
-diarrhea or constipation
-frequent miscarriages
And some others

Yikes! This is pretty serious stuff guys! People who have Celiac Disease need to eat a gluten free diet. Yes, our health really does depend on what we put into our bodies!

So here is to a new week with a fresh start. A new diet will be taking place around this house. Becuase I have most of the above symptoms, and it is not fun to live with!

 Any helpful tips, info, and recipes you may have would be greatly appreciated!

And thanks to those who have been so helpful so far! AKA mom, Kenna, and hubs.


  1. If you need any advice or resources, please let me know! I've been gluten-free for a few years now. Good luck!

  2. I'm so sorry to hear you've been feeling so cruddy. That does not sound like a picnic at all. I need to cut a few things out of my diet and the change will be hard but worth it. Let's keep tabs on each other! Love ya!


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